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A cardiac computed tomography (CT) scan uses X-rays and a computer to create a 3-D image of the heart and its blood vessels. Here’s what you need to know about how cardiac CT works and how to prepare.
Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a noninvasive, painless imaging technology that produces extremely detailed pictures of the heart and blood vessels. It uses a large magnet, radio waves and a computer, but no X-ray radiation. Here is what you need to know about how it works, what to expect from your exam and how to prepare.
Cardiac ablation is a procedure used to treat heart arrhythmia, such as rapid or irregular heartbeat. There are different types of cardiac ablation, including radiofrequency ablation, laser ablation and cryoablation.
Cardiac catheterization is an interventional diagnostic procedure performed to examine how well your heart is working. The procedure helps your doctor look for blockages, narrowing and plaque buildup.
During cardiac resynchronization therapy, a specialized biventricular pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is implanted under your skin, through a vein and into your heart chamber. It re-coordinates the movements of the left and right ventricles of the heart, monitoring and treating abnormal heart rhythms and improving its pumping ability.
Robotic cardiac surgery is a form of minimally invasive heart surgery performed through small incisions in the chest. With the use of tiny instruments and robotic devices, our surgeons are able to perform heart surgery in a way that is less invasive than traditional heart surgery options.
Carpal tunnel syndrome involves numbness, tingling, pain or weakening of the hand due to a compressed nerve in the carpal tunnel, located on the palm side of the wrist. The symptoms of carpal tunnel are usually caused by repetitive motions of the hand and wrist, pregnancy, and some illnesses such as diabetes, hypothyroidism and arthritis.
Carpal tunnel syndrome involves numbness, tingling, pain or weakening of the hand due to a compressed nerve in the carpal tunnel, located on the palm side of the wrist. The symptoms of carpal tunnel are usually caused by repetitive motions of the hand and wrist, pregnancy, and some illnesses such as diabetes, hypothyroidism and arthritis.
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Catheter ablation is a procedure in which a thin, flexible tube or catheter is inserted into a blood vessel in your arm, neck or groin.